CHANGE OF ADDRESS
If you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Our inclement weather policy is to follow the Prince William County Schools announcement for both School and Church activities. The Parish Offices are closed when the Quantico Marine Corps Base issues a Code Red for its employees.
Daily Mass, Weekend Masses, and Penance Services will be celebrated regardless of the weather; however, parishioners are encouraged to use their best judgement regarding the safety of traveling to the church for Mass. In very severe weather, it is customary for the Bishop to excuse Catholics from the obligation of Sunday Mass. In the event that happens, that notice will be posted on the homepage of the parish website.
Upcoming Parish Events
Adult Confirmation Classes
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility, beginning on February 19th, there will be a six-week program is for Catholic adults who have already received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist (First Communion) and would like to complete their initiation with Confirmation.
Please register with Lisa Ostendorf.
St. Patrick Coloring Contest
Entries due by February 26th
The Fr. Mychael Judge O.F.M. Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians invites all area K through 4th grade students to enter the St. Patrick Coloring Contest.
Three winners will be chosen from each grade in addition, the ONE GRAND PRIZE winner will be awarded $25.
- Entries must be completed with WAX CRAYON ONLY
- Entries must be returned to St. Francis of Assisi School
- Entries are due by Tuesday, February 26th
- One entry per student
- Entry Forms can be found at www.stfrncis.org
- Winners will be announced prior to St. Patrick’s Day
Please click here for an entry form.
February 21st – April 4th
The Discovering Christ sessions originally scheduled to begin this week have been postponed to begin Thursday, February 21st. Participants in this 7-week series will meet on Thursday evenings beginning February 21st and continuing through April 4th to enjoy a delicious dinner and fellowship, listen to a dynamic teaching and join in a small group discussion about the meaning of life in Jesus Christ. There will be a retreat day on Saturday, March 23rd. The cost for registration for this event is $25 per person and all meals are included. Registration fliers can be found on the tables in the vestibule of the Church.
Please contact Sheila Noble.
Lenten Small Faith Groups
Beginning the week of March 3rd
Beginning the week of March 3rd, please join in our largest Adult Formation program of the year by hosting a small faith group in your home during Lent. Each registered Host will receive a complimentary copy of the booklet, “Believe: Meeting Jesus In The Scriptures” which contains every prayer, scripture verse, reflection and discussion question needed to meet for an hour a week for six weeks. For details and to register to Host, please click here.
Let’s Talk Faith
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
The Let’s Talk Faith series continues on February 24th from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility. Please plan to stay on campus for an extra hour to enjoy a pastry and a cup of coffee, while learning about the role of the Roman Catholic Church in your faith journey from Fr. John O’Connor, O.F.M.
Please remember to bring in your blessed palms from home and leave them in the basket in the vestibule of the church by March 3rd. They will be burned and used for ashes on Ash Wednesday, March 6th. Thank you..
Ash Wednesday Schedule
Ashes will only be distributed during the above listed services. Ashes will NOT be distributed in between services. Fasting and abstinence are encouraged during Lent and reflect the season’s penitential nature. In the U.S. all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence, that is, days on which no meat is to be consumed. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast, only one full meal during the day, as well as abstinence.
Fasting and abstinence are by no means the only types of penance. “Let us witness to our love and imitation of Christ by special solicitude for the sick, the poor, the underprivileged, the imprisoned, the bedridden, the discouraged, the lowly.” (Tobit 12, Mt 6).
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